Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (aka Prunus x subhirtella 'Pendula')
Uses: Deciduous Flowering Tree. Ornamental
Benefits: Cascading branches covered in light rose pink blooms during spring! Attracts butterflies and pollinators! Bright yellow leaves in autumn!
Zones: 4 - 9
Sun: Full sun to partial shade (Prefers Full Sun)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 20' - 30'
Mature Width: 20' - 30'
Bloom Season: Spring
Growth Rate: Moderate
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' —commonly referred to as the Pink Weeping Cherry Tree, Weeping Higan Cherry Tree, and sometimes as the Rosebud Cherry Tree—is an ornamental deciduous flowering tree that's famous for its weeping growth habit and profuse springtime blooms!
Branching is extremely visually attractive, cascading, and pendulous. Birds often love its branching for nestmaking.
After blooming, the branches become covered in luscious green foliage providing summer interest.
Blooms are double flowered and vary in color between shades of light and dark pinks.
Foliage turns yellow in autumn, and is often accented with hints of bronze.
Pink Weeping Cherry Tree Care
Provide full sun or partial sun. Full sun is best, and will yield the heaviest blooms! Too little light will cause growth issues.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. We reccomend that fertilizations be applied in the spring.
Does best in soil that's moist, slightly acidic, and well draining. Does not thrive in dry soil, although established trees may tolerate dry soil conditions.
Pruning and trimming is typically not required, although it may be done to promote desired shaping. Any heavy trimming should be done over the course of winter.
Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture and to prevent the growth of weeds around the base.
Size of Pink Weeping Cherry Tree for Sale Online
The Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Pink Weeping Cherry Tree When Mature
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' will often reach mature heights and widths of 20' - 30'.
What is the botanical name of Pink Weeping Cherry Tree?
Its botanical name is Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'. Synonymous botanical names include: Prunus x subhirtella 'Pendula', and Prunus pendula.
Toxicity and Risks of Pink Weeping Cherry Tree
Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' is considered toxic to both people and pets!
Its toxicity is a result of the fact that all parts of the plant, with the exception of its ripe fruit, contain cyanide. It should be noted that although the fruit itself doesn't contain cyanide, the seed inside the fruit does contain cyanide.
Signs of poisoning include trouble breathing, bright red gums and/or lips, shock, dilated pupils, nausea, and death.
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